Quantum Art & Uncertainty

Paul Thomas

Quantum Art & Uncertainty

Paul Thomas

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

188 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $48.00 ISBN: 9781783209019 Published October 2018
At the core of both art and science we find the twin forces of probability and uncertainty. However, these two worlds have been tenuously entangled for decades. On the one hand, artists continue to ask complex questions that align with a scientific fascination with new discoveries, and on the other hand, it is increasingly apparent that creativity and subjectivity inform science’s objective processes and knowledge systems.
In order to draw parallels between art, science, and culture, this publication will explore the ways that selected art works have contributed to a form of cultural pedagogy. It follows the integration of culture and science in artists’ expressions to create meaningful experiences that expose the probabilities and uncertainties equally present in the world of science.
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"This stimulating book, whose powerful three page introduction by Timothy Morton is itself almost a reason to buy it, deals with the power of fragile uncertainty, the inbetween-ness of things, as exemplied in various artworks and in the speculative thought and art of Paul Thomas. . . . Thomas's book is an insight into art as reflection of, and stimulus to think about, our flickering lives in a flickering universe, via art. . . . A comprehensive review of the contents and arguments would be as long as the book itself."
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